COURTENAY. B.C. – Next Friday’s carnival at the Lewis Centre promises to be a throwback to simpler times.

Courtenay Recreation is hosting its annual Nickel Carnival on Friday, July 20, designed for kids between five and 11 years old accompanied by an adult.

“Kids can try their hand at carnival games with prizes to be won and oodles of fun to be had, visit our face-painters to have their face transformed into a work of art, or take a cakewalk on the wild side,” a release said.

The carnival will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Admission is $3, with $2 returned in carnival tickets.

Come hungry and visit the concession booth, where there will be hot dogs, drinks, cotton candy and snow cones.

Parents and caregivers of kids with special needs are welcome to come early, at 12:30 pm, so that the kids have more time at each carnival game.

This year’s theme is Classic Carnival.

Enjoy big top carnival festivities such bottle ring toss, mini putt, duck pond and more.

For more information call Courtenay Recreation’s Lewis Centre at 250 338-5371 or visit